April 2016 Vol 8 - Issue 4

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The chamber continues to work hard for you to establish relationships and assemble tools to help you grow your business. One of which we recently announced was SCORE will start doing one-on-one no-cost confidential counseling for business owners and entrepreneurs at the Glendora Chamber office. All are welcome from Glendora and the surrounding area!

You can now reserve your spot at the following link. When on the page simply click on a date and choose your time. (If no time is showing it is already reserved.)

Counseling will be at the Chamber the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10AM, 11AM, and 12PM. If you have any questions please let us know.

Citizen of the Year Dinner for Tricia & Chuck Gomer is scheduled for April 21st at the Glendora Country Club. Tickets are on sale on the COTY webpage HERE. There are sponsorship & advertising opportunities for this event HERE.

This year's Cuisines of the Foothills, Lost in Wonderland, brought to you be the Glendora Chamber and Glendora Community Hospital along with Athens Services will be one you do not want to miss! Take a trip down the rabbit hole for fun, great food, wine, spirits and MUCH MORE. We are also doing a contest were you can win up to $5000. (Info and tickets here)

There are several different ways to participate:
Restaurant Participants: 
Contact Michele Street at the Chamber (626) 963-4128 or Michele@Glendora-Chamber.org

April Networking Mixers & Events
Don't Miss Out 

Mixers, Networking, & Special Events
Friday, April 1: COFFEE MIXER, 8:00-9:00AM, at Lotus Health and Wellness, 1135 E Rout 66 #106 Glendora, California 91740 MUST RSVP

Thursday, April 14: NETWORKING LUNCHEON, 11:30- 1PM, at Spaghetti Eddie's Restaurant, 946 S Grand Ave, Glendora, CA 91740. Please RSVP ($15 Members & $20 Non-members or without RSVP)  MUST RSVP 
Featured presenter: 

Wednesday, April 27: JOINT EVENING MIXER WITH AZUSA CHAMBER, 5:30- 7PM, at Marie Calender's 1175 E. Alosta Ave. Azusa, CA 91702 (Please RSVP by April 22nd) MUST RSVP

Thursday, April 21: CITIZEN OF THE YEAR DINNER 6:00 to 9:.00PM, at the Glendora Country Club. Must RSVP. Glendora-Chamber.org/coty 

Ribbon Cuttings
Friday, April 1: Ribbon Cutting, 9:30-10:15AM, at Elizabeth Marcel Fashions, 1779 E. Route 66., Glendora, CA 91740

Wednesday, April 6: Ribbon Cutting, 4:30PM, at The Red Lounge, 222 N. Glendora Ave. 
Glendora, CA 91741

Thursday, April 13: Ribbon Cutting, 1:00-2:00PM, at Yoga Funk, 1000 E. Route 66 Unit F.,Glendora, CA 91740

Thursday, April 14: Ribbon Cutting, 4:30-5:15PM, at The Law Office of Merrill A. Hanson, 180 N. Glendora Ave. Ste. 201 Glendora, CA 91741 Please RSVP

Committee Meetings
Wednesday, April 6: AMBASSADOR MEETING, 9:00-10:00AM, at the Chamber

Thursday, April 7: LEGISLATIVE ACTION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETING, 12:00-1:300PM, at America's Christian Credit Union (Documents: Set 1  
Friday, April 8: MASTERMINDS GROUP, 8:00-9:00AM, at the Chamber

Thursday, April 28: WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, 3:00PM, at the Chamber


Thursday, April 21: Workshop "Power Hour" 8:30 to 9:30AM, at the Chamber (No Cost for Members. $15 for Non-Members) 

Stay up to date on all these and other events at

Elizabeth Marcel Fashions
Friday, April 1 

1779 E. Route 66.
Glendora, CA 91740

The Red Lounge
Wednesday, April 6
222 N. Glendora Ave. 
Glendora, CA 91741

Yoga Funk
Thursday, April 13
1000 E. Route 66 Unit F.
Glendora, CA 91740

The Law Office of Merrill A. Hanson
Thursday, April 14
180 N. Glendora Ave. Ste. 201
Glendora, CA 91741
Glendora Chamber of Commerce Adds Online Education For Business
Members will have an even bigger discount!

The Glendora Chamber of Commerce has partnered with chamber member ZipEdTech, to offer the business community and its members quality workforce online education/training. We have a unique branded page where you can access relevant training for yourselves, as the business owner and your employees. ZipEdTech has curated a vast library of online trainings that are relevant and affordable. The Chamber will provide this benefit to the entire business community 
and as a BONUS Chamber Members will have access to a secured Member only pricing site! This is yet another great benefit to being part of the Glendora Chamber of Commerce. (Member page soon to be released) This new program has launched and can be accessed at http://glendora-chamber.org/online-classes

Businesses now report that eLearning is the second most valuable training method that they use. eLearning has the power to increase information retention rates by up to 60%. Over 41.7% of Fortune 500 companies now use some form of technology to instruct employees during formal learning hours, and this is going to steadily increase in future years.1 The Glendora Chamber is bringing the power of eLearning to its membership.

ZipEdTech (ZET) is an educational technology company located in Los Angeles, CA. ZET is a full service provider of digital eLearning solutions. It provides turnkey solutions for professional development and corporate training. End to End Services include Needs Assessment Consultation, Curriculum Planning and Development, Learning Management System, and Distribution Platform & Portal. The platform allows for businesses to easily assign and track trainings for its employees.

1 www.eLearningindustry.com

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Chamber Member News
Articles from local businesses and organizations

Proposed Levy and Assessment for the Glendora Village Business Improvement District
The City Council adopted a Resolution of Intent to Levy and Collect Assessments for FY 2016-2017 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council shall hold the following meeting and public hearing in connection with the proposed assessment: Public Meeting- May 10, 2016 at 7:00 p.m., City Hall, Council...

Aflac pays CASH directly
We know everyone has heard about Aflac but do you really know what Aflac does? What Aflac does for about 50 million people worldwide is provide paycheck protection. Unlike health insurance that pays doctors and hospitals, Aflac pays CASH directly so that you can pay your "have to"...

Fashions by Elizabeth Marcel Soon to Open
A new store is opening in Glendora, called Fashions by Elizabeth Marcel. Elizabeth is a clothing designer from Echo Park, Californian and has designed and manufactured dresses and hats for 25 years. Her first store was "The Hat Gallery" on Melrose, where she designed and made custom hats...

News Release: 3/1/2016
Global Management Consulting Services Commentaries and Insights from Allawos & Company March, 2016 "What do Elections and Business have in Common?" Michael Allawos, Principle Consultant Every election cycle we hear the noise of the candidates; some we like and some we don't....

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LA County cities have a $20 billion storm water cleanup bill but they want help
By: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

For nearly four years, cities in LosAngeles County have voiced complaints that permits required to rid toxic chemicals and bacteria from storm water imposed staggering costs that could bankrupt smaller cities. On Tuesday, two state senators from Sacramento heard their cries.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, state Sens. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, and Bob Huff, R-SanDimas, came to City Hall in response to figure out what they can do to help cities pay for a plan that could reach $20billion over 20years for the 88cities in LosAngeles County, according to the Southern California Water Committee and others working on the problem.

Huff and Hernandez listened to city managers, mayors, city attorneys as well as staff members from the LosAngeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, the agency that formulated the urban runoff plan for the 88cities in the county and the county itself.

March 24, 2016
Today, the Metro Board of Directors approved the release of Metro's Draft Expenditure Plan (The Plan) for public input.  The Plan outlines how Metro will plan, build, operate, and fund our growing transportation system over the next 40 years to accommodate the additional 2.4 million people and 1.4 million new jobs that are projected for Los Angeles County over the same period. Read more
LA County Survey for Small Businesses, DVBEs, and Social Enterprises

The County of Los Angeles spends more than $6 billion on goods and services each year, but only a small percent of Local Small Businesses Enterprises (LSBEs), local Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs), and Social Enterprises benefit.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wants to change that! Read More

On June 4th, 2016 at 8am, Freedom 424 will be hosting their 3rd Annual Run 4 Their Lives 5K Walk/Run! The race has a new and improved location and route, with the morning starting at Finkbiner Park near the Bandshell. Every run entry of $24 goes towards organizations rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking locally and globally. Redeeming Love is the local recipient of some of these funds, an organization opening up in the San Gabriel Valley that will house and rehabilitate victims of trafficking in the LA County region. You can participate by racing, volunteering, fundraising or becoming a local business sponsor! You can learn more information or sign up for any of these roles by visiting www.r4tl.com. Last day for the pre-registration price of $24 is May 20th, $30 starting May 21st.

Here is a poll that pertains to the LA businesses community that you may be interested in.

Click the link below to participate.

Learn more about Bizfed at www.bizfed.org.

Updated Chamber Information

Please note: the Chamber's bylaws were reviewed and updated this month. A copy can be found on the website at the link below if you wish to review.  
Please Help Us Welcome Our Newest Members!

Maria's Mexican Restaurant
(626) 914-6417
457 W. Foothill Blvd.
Glendora, CA 91741
The Red Lounge
(626) 914-2222
222 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
Hookah Lounge

Peaches and Cream MedSpa
138 North Glendora Ave
Glendora, CA 91741
Massage, Spa, MedSpa

Chick-fil-A Azusa
(626) 334-7600
900 E. Alosta Ave
Azusa, CA 91702

Parents' Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center
(626) 919-1091
1500 S. Hyacinth Ave., Ste. B.
West Covina, CA 91791
Non-Profit Organization

The Donut Man
(626) 335-9111
915 E Rte 66
Glendora, CA 91740
Sylvan Learning Center
(626) 914-7700
1315 S. Grand Avenue,
Glendora, CA 91740

The Cake Mamas
(626) 335-4999
865 W. Route 66, Unit C
Glendora, CA 91740
Cakes, Cupcakes, & Bakery
Get more information here

Buy Me. Win Me. Spend Me.
Up to $5000!

Business & Economic Links
City of Glendora
Ecconomic Development Updates
2016 Earth Day
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SGV Updates

Gold Line Updates
Glendora Relay For Life
Paint the Town Purple
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Lost In Wonderland

Chalk Art Festival

Discount Tickets






The Glendora Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer enhanced membership packages to our members. These packages present an exclusive opportunity for businesses to take advantage of marketing, advertising, and sponsorship opportunities that are offered by the Chamber of Commerce.Members of the President's Circle are acknowledged and prominently recognized throughout the year in Chamber publications, at events, and in the Chamber office.
These packages will also give businesses the convenience of planning and budgeting their annual marketing dollars with just one, all-inclusive transaction. Businesses will have the opportunity to tailor benefits that suit their needs through four levels of membership: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Level Membership.
Glendora Chamber of Commerce
224 N. Glendora Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741
(626) 963-4128

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